Has anyone even thought of euthanasia (putting an animal to sleep)? This is another way, other than just sending a horse to auction, and thus for slaughter. Maybe even stop breeding just for the h*ll of it. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Spay all animals that aren't suitable breeding animals (conformation, temperment, etc.) Stop breeding very common horses as these are very common in auctions (Tbs, qtr horses, arabs, paints (w/ and w/o markings) Standarbreds) Stop going to races and betting on horses, sorry really don't see a point in this. Don't register animals that approve of slaughter. Truth be told is everything mentioned above means money. And people aren't willing to spend even more money on a 'useless' animal. Instead they try and milk it for all it's worth. To me I'd rather see a good animal be put to sleep, rather than having it suffer, and shame on those who put money before the safety or care of their animals. Slaughter = greed
If you truely love your animal, and you can't place him in a rescue or have people 'adopt' him (with an adoption contract rescues use), just put him down. Don't know about you, but if it looks like my horse was going to be sent to auction, I'd pay the what? $300? To have him euthanized, rather than have him suffer. All ends don't have to mean slaughter.
1 trailer load that is loaded with horses is roughly $30,000 per trailer load for killers. They either pay for 'no sale' or horses for very little, example a Belgian that weighs 2500lbs for $300
1lb of horse meat is $15-25 to the slaughter house (foreign owned).
Horses often suffer in lots, in almost knee high waste, have no water, medical care, or even appropiate feed. Out in the elements.
Stolen horses often find their ways to slaughter plants (heat is turned up and they don't want to be caught and sent to jail, especially if they are the suspects.). And are slaughtered within the week.
Often illegal alians buy our horses and ship them to slaughter.
Just because a horse is hit with a bolt gun doesn't mean he's dead. He's unconcious and could mean he wakes up. Have done papers on slaughter, and it disgusts me. If it wasn't for greed, no animal would have to suffer.
EUTHANIZE! EUTHANASIA = PAINLESS DEATH!
SAVE A HORSE! ADOPT ONE! DON'T BUY ONE! DON'T BREED ONE!
Abuse is never the answer.
Think before you act.
Never act out in anger.